CENTRAL EDITION: Serving The Glebe, Alta Vista, Elmvale Acres, Mooney’s Bay and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 35
June 23, 2011 | 24 Pages
PAVILION PROTEST Residents worry the new facility at Ledbury Park will be the end of affordable community programming in the area.
MAKING NEW TRACKS Transit commission approved the purchase of six new trains for the O-Train line, slated to go into service in 2013.
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IT TAKES A BIT OF PRACTICE Abby Peters, 7, joins her friends for a little hula hooping during the Old Ottawa East Community Associations’ Main Event on Saturday, June 18. The annual community fair on the grounds of St. Paul University attracted hundreds of residents who came out to enjoy the food and entertainment
Clemow heritage district far from done deal LAURA MUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
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A movement to designate the heart of the Glebe as a heritage district may not be a home run, say some residents. The push to provide some heritage protection for 56 properties along part of Glebe and Clemow avenues began in 2003 as a response to an outcry against what neighbours perceived an “insensitive infill” at 89 Glebe Ave., said Lesley Collins, a city heritage planner.
The heritage conservation district, called Clemow Estate East, would protect the heritage attributes of the homes in the historic district, as well as the streetscape. And while many residents who spoke at the Ottawa Built Heritage advisory committee meeting on June 16 said they support protection for the heritage character of their neighbourhood, many were against imposing what they see as additional restrictions on what they can do with their properties. In a bid to find a compromise, one resident,
Bill Price, suggested changing the boundaries of the district to exclude a few homes. Much of city staff ’s rationale for the homes that were included revolves around 10 distinct houses that were designed by prominent Ottawa architect Werner Noffke, whose notable designs include the Champagne Bath on King Edward Avenue and the central Ottawa post office on Sparks Street. The proposed district is the most dense example of Noffke’s work in the city, including Noffke’s own home at 20 Clemow Ave. See URGENCY on page 14
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Residents fear pavilion spells end of community programs EDDIE RWEMA
programming the residents have enjoyed for sometime and deny their children opportunities to use the park. “Our goal here today is to seek clarity Worried that the opening of a new paand answers to our questions and convilion would spell the end to the programcerns,” said area resident Tina Charbonming currently available at Ledbury Park, neau. She thinks her community was left more than 100 area residents showed up out of the loop and their concerns not to protest at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on heard. June 15. “We have tried to find other avenues to The residents of Banff-Ledbury said get our questions asked and that hasn’t they were worried the new Ledbury Park seemed to happen.” Pavilion would see a move away from free The protest led to a scene where River Coun. Maria McRae, Ottawa Housing chief executive officer JoAnne Poirier and numerous city officials pleaded with the residents to join them for the ribbon cutting and sought to assure them that their concerns would be addressed. It was only after nearly half an hour that residents decided to join the officials after Dan Chenier, city’s general manager for and recreation promised Purchase a classified ad parks to meet the residents soon to adfor 1 week get 2nd for dress their grievances. “We just don’t want to have * anything taken away from us. *Offer only valid for Ottawa This Week papers. That is our concern,” Charbonneau said. Contact Kevin @ 613-221-6224 g Kevin.email@example.com Reachin Some resident said their comOR Danny @ 613-221-6225 s! munity has experienced many Danny.firstname.lastname@example.org 93,000 home email@example.com
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Residents of Banff-Ledbury turned out for the official opening of the Ledbury Park Pavilion to let city officials know they felt excluded from the changes to city programming that will be ushered in with the opening of the new facility funding cuts recently, which they say have affected their children’s programming. “We feel we are a community now left behind,” said Fatima Dia, who also lives in the area. The newly built $1.3-million pavilion was planned as a valuable addition to a community that has gone through very positive transformation. With about 118 community housing units surrounding park, Charbonneau said there are so many children in the area who need programming and the city has not come forward to explain what is there for them to benefit from the pavilion. “The open park program and the survivor program have in the summer time
taken place right here, so we wonder if that is going to continue or if we are to pay for it,” she asked. Chenier, assured the residents the city was not taking away any of the programming, but was instead increasing them. He told residents that when the city approved plans to build the pavilion, it also approved some money to create new programs and make them affordable. “You have gone from a $5,000 trailer to $1.3-million building that can do a lot for you and for a lot more people that are interested in getting programs here,” he said. According to Chenier, some of the programs that will be offered will be free and some at a very low cost.
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In October 2009, Rhea Ferguson’s father, Bill, was diagnosed with esophageal gastric cancer at age 59.
After successfully undergoing treatment at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, the family received some devastating news – the cancer was back, and this time, it was inoperable. Ferguson also knows more about the need for cancer research than the average person. She recently completed her Master’s degree in cancer epidemiology at McGill University, has worked with cancer researcher Dr. John Bell at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and is currently working as a database manager for the Hospital’s ovarian cancer bank. “Cancer research has always been a big passion for me,” said the 26-year-old Ottawa native. “There’s a history of cancer in my family. I lost all my grandparents to it.”
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Looking for a way to make a difference, she learned about Ride the Rideau, a 100 km cycling fundraiser from Ottawa to Merrickville to support cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital, and immediately signed up. “It’s raising money for where I work, and it’s going to where my dad was treated,” she said. “It was a perfect ﬁt.” Photo by Emma Jackson
OUT FOR A PRESTON STREET STROLL Eric Felipe Yepez-Huertas, left, walks with cousin Sofia Rahbar during the Italian Week festivities on Preston Street on Sunday, June 19. The annual event sees the main Little Italy thoroughfare become a pedestrian only promenade that allows residents to enjoy food, games, live music and other special events related to Italian culture.
Ferguson’s mother, Sheila, also got on board as a Ride the Rideau volunteer.
Ride the Rideau participant Rhea Ferguson with her parents, Sheila and Bill.
“My mom and I are involved because my dad is dying of cancer,” she said. “We want to do something for him. It’s a personal cause for both of us.”
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Shuttered shops not linked to construction: Leadman EDDIE RWEMA firstname.lastname@example.org
The recent closure of three businesses in the Glebe has nothing to do with the ongoing reconstruction of Bank Street, according to the Glebe Business Improvement Area executive director Christine Leadman. “Three businesses have closed, but not as a result of the construction,” said Leadman. The Snapdragon Gallery, formerly located at Bank Street and Third Avenue, was the latest area business to shut its doors, ending 30 years of showcasing original Canadian artwork. Though she could not confirm whether Snapdragon had closed or was sold, Leadman said it is sometimes difficult when a business person dedicates so much time to a business and location to give it up. She said sometimes construction has a way of bringing about the natural attrition and moves the decision to the forefront. Former Glebe artist Bhat Boy, whose work was on display at the gallery, said he was sorry to hear Snapdragon was gone. “Snapdragon Gallery did represent me, I had a good relationship with them, and I am sorry to see Richard go. He was
an honest and reputable man,” the artist, who is currently living in London, said in an email. “It has been a real blow to Snapdragon to have to close the shop, and I think the owner is having a rough time of it, I feel bad for him, he is a really nice guy.” Two other businesses have closed in the past few weeks, including Marilyn’s Clothes at 751 Bank St. and Personal Concepts, an engraver located at 836 Bank St. None of the three business owners could be reached for comment. Leadman said the disruptions caused by the construction has forced some businesses to re-evaluate their strategies, causing some to put more energy into different elements of their enterprise, to work with their suppliers to come up with new arrangements or to get more creative with their business methods. “Some businesses who have taken this approach are doing very well in that they are meeting their targets, others are exceeding them and some are staying the same,” said Leadman. “I cannot say that some have not felt a drop in business, but it is not the overwhelming response I am receiving from businesses.” Her comments are also shared by Capital Coun. David Chernushenko.
Compassion in the service of care, Jamie MacDougall and the Order of Canada
Jamie MacDougall is the founder and Director of The Ottawa Hospital’s Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development. He grew up in Overbrook, a brisk run from the General Campus. He went to high school at Lisgar, beside City Hall. His commitment to Ottawa is obvious. It is his commitment to Canada’s Deaf and persons with disability that led to his investiture in the Oder of Canada, on May 27. “You immediately think of all the people that made it possible, especially those with disabilities who inspired me. It is validation for thousands of people,” says MacDougall of the honour. Deafness and disability is personal for MacDougall. His parents, Peter and Gladys, were both deaf. His daughter, Paige, suffered a serious head injury at age 17, bringing his awareness of disabilities even closer to home. “People with disabilities have greater potential than we realize,” says MacDougall. “They have to overcome a lot of stereotypes…Just like everyone else, they aspire to realize their full potential.” Rusty Wendt, the head Carleton University’s Department of Psychology, understood this calling early on, convincing McDougall to take a summer job working with deaf parents seeking better means to communicate with their hearing children.
MacDougall left Carleton for McGill, getting his Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology, studying the psychological impact of sensory deprivation and the link between deafness and literacy. Moving to Newfoundland’s Memorial University, he studied the impact of resettlement on cognitive development in children. From there, he went on to Rochester New York’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Then, back to McGill, where he spent 40 years teaching in the area of deafness and disability, and lead the Mackay Centre for Deaf and Disabled Children. His research is rooted in the everyday challenges faced by the Deaf and persons with disability. “Whether its children or adults,” says MacDougall, “I’ve been touched by the courage of extraordinary people.” Those people, in turn, have enabled valuable research. “The strength of clinically driven research is that it is both practical and sophisticated because of the problems it allows us to explore”. During one particularly complex case with a deaf Inuk in Nunavut who was said to have no language, MacDougall discovered the Inuit had their own sign language – Inuit Sign Language. His ability to extend clinical work beyond the hospital into the real world sets MacDougall apart. Working with advocacy groups such as the Canadian Hearing Society and the Canadian Association of the Deaf, he fought to ensure people with disabilities enjoy the full protection of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. His example brings The Ottawa Hospital a step closer to its vision of providing each patient with the world class care, exceptional service and compassion we would want for our loved ones. Nicolas Ruszkowski is VP Communications and Outreach at The Ottawa Hospital. Each week, he will share behind-the-scenes insight from the hospital. E-mail him at email@example.com 473742
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The closure of Snapdragon Gallery on corner of Bank Street and Third Avenue ends the galleries’ 30 years of business in the Glebe. “Our challenge is to minimize the disruption on businesses and keep shoppers coming even if we know we can’t get every typical shopper to come,” he said. With the support from the Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation, the Glebe BIA is organized a seminar June 23 for Glebe businesses to provide them with tips and suggestions on “how to navigate through construction”. The BIA hopes to develop a marketing strategy that would woo shoppers to the section of Bank Street currently undergoing reconstruction to mitigate the effect of road closures on local shops, eateries and bars.
Leadman said she is happy with the speed of which the construction is ongoing. “The project is running very well and quite smoothly,” she said. “A couple of hiccups but have all been quickly addressed.” The BIA has sought to put decorations on the fences that have been installed by the contractor in an effort to draw customers to the area and are encouraging business owners to get creative and decorate the fences. The BIA is also developing a signage system that will see businesses on each block identified.
Glebe CA membership fee increase driven by higher cost of services EDDIE RWEMA firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Glebe Community Association will now have to pay double to maintain their standing with the group. The association approved a membership fee increase from $5 to $10 per household at its annual general meeting to help cover rising costs. “We have thought long and hard about having to increase our fee, but the costs of services have been huge over the past year,” said Glebe Community Association president Caroline Vanneste. Vanneste encouraged more people to join the association and become involved in community activities. Presenting her annual report at the June 14 AGM, Vanneste said that Lansdowne occupied the association for most of the time last year including the filing of the appeal on Lansdowne rezoning and organizing public meetings to seek public input on Lansdowne. This past April the Glebe Community Association and Old Ottawa South Community Association announced they had negotiated changes to the Lansdowne Park development with the city, which will help reduce some of the negative impacts on the respective communities. The deal included reductions in the
height of four key buildings, hard limits on the number of residential units, and a guarantee that a small public space will remain in the area of Bank and Holmwood avenues. “We think we did get something good to the community. Our association’s involvement was a sensible thing to do,” said Bob Brocklebank, former president of the association. Meanwhile, the friends of Lansdowne are leading the legal challenge to quash the City of Ottawa’s decisions on the Lansdowne Partnership Plan. Though the association preferred not to get involved in the litigation, it is working closely with the friends of Lansdowne. Another issue on everyone’s mind in the Glebe now, is the ongoing Bank Street reconstruction. Vanneste said that the area is going to be immersed in construction in the next coming years and people should be ready for that. “Bank Street now, Bronson Avenue is coming up, Carling Avenue and of course Lansdowne regardless of what happens with the appeal and the Friends of Lansdowne legal challenge,” she said. “There is going to be something going on for a long time in our neighbourhoods, so get used to it.”
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Centretown tomorrow, revealed LAURA MUELLER email@example.com
Centretown residents will finally have a chance to view and comment on a roadmap for development in their neighbourhood, including the height of buildings, with the release of a draft of the Mid-Centretown community design plan After a number of community meetings and a great deal of planning, the draft plan is now available and will be discussed at an open house on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canadian Museum of Nature. It lays out guidelines for how Centretown (roughly from Elgin Street to Kent Street and from Gloucester Street to the Queensway) should develop over the next 20 years. Centretown’s population should grow by half, according to the secondary plan for the area. That’s an additional 10,000 residents, who will require approximately 6,250 new dwellings across Centretown over the 20year lifespan of the draft plan. But those numbers should be considered minimum growth targets for the community, the plan states – Centretown has the capacity to be home to many more residents. A community design plan is a set of guidelines aimed at di-
recting the type of growth and development that will occur in a certain area. The goal for this Mid-Centretown plan is that it will eventually be enshrined in the city’s official plan as a “secondary plan,” which holds more weight and enables the city to enforce the rules of the plan. The plan proposes to retain the current pattern of residential development in the area. According to the plan, tall residential buildings (10 storeys and above) should be restricted to two zones: the Catherine Street corridor and what the plan calls the “apartment neighbourhood” (generally north of Cooper Street but dipping down as far as MacLaren Street on the east side of Elgin Street). Along Catherine, buildings could be up to 77 metres tall, or about 25 storeys. In the downtown core, particularly the area north of Gloucester Street should allow for buildings of between 75 and 83 metres. That would allow for buildings up to 27 storeys tall – a precedent that began this year when a number of 27-storey towers were approved for the neighbourhood. The plan calls for a transitional area with buildings of up to 50 metres in height next to midrise areas, and up to 23 metres in height next to low-rise areas. The plan states that “tall
stand-alone office towers should not be permitted in any location within Centretown.” One feature that might appeal to Centretown residents is a provision to ban blank walls. The plan calls for towers to be built on podiums so they are not abutting the property line, which often leads buildings to forego putting windows on some side of their buildings. Heritage will be important to consider as Centretown redevelops. On that note, the MidCentretown community design plan states: “A new appreciation has been given to maintaining the communities heritage streetscape as a whole, as opposed to simply its individual components.” That includes new life for heritage buildings through “creative re-use and sensitive integration” with new buildings, the report states. Bank and Elgin streets would continue to the be commercial corridors of the neighbourhood, with Elgin, Metcalfe and Somerset streets targeted for ongoing improvements, mostly in the form of parks and plazas that could be integrated into new developments. The plan proposes to eventually turn Metcalfe, a one-way northbound route, into a twoway street. Cycling lanes on Metcalfe and Gladstone Avenue are also proposed. View the complete draft plan at midcentretown.wordpress. com.
City to vet vision for Old Ottawa East LAURA MUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
The long-awaited plan to guide Old Ottawa East’s future development will head to city hall on June 28. That’s the date the city’s planning committee will debate the plan, much of which is directed at guiding development at the 12-acre property that is currently home to the Oblate Fathers and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The plans allow for a mixeduse development on the site adjacent to St. Paul University, including retail buildings, condos and mid-rise towers along the Rideau River. The site will provide the main thrust for a population explosion of 1,500 new dwellings in addition to the 5,100 homes currently in the community. That’s compared to the 280 dwelling units planned as part
of a controversial redevelopment at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe. This vision won’t be realized right away – it is a 20-year plan to anticipate how the emerging community will grow. The plan also includes a network of green spaces aimed at improving pathways to link the Rideau River and canal and enhancements to Ballantyne Park and Legget Park. The process to create the community design plan began in 2005 but was stalled last year when the Oblate Fathers and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart decided to become involved with the process. City council will also need to vote on the proposal after the planning committee’s decision. If approved, the plan would amend the city’s official plan as a secondary plan that holds more weight and is enforceable under city bylaws.
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The future development at the land currently occupied by the Oblate Fathers and Sisters of the Sacred Heart will be guided by the Old Ottawa East community design plan.
A proposed 17-storey tower at Lyon and Gloucester streets, to be called the Gotham, raised some concerns before the city’s planning committee gave it the thumb’s up on June 14.
Developer apologizes for misleading Gotham graphic LAURA MUELLER email@example.com
An error that made a proposed Centretown tower look shorter than it really is left the developer and city apologizing to the community last week. Centretown resident Augustí Bordas-i-Cuscó chastised city staff and the developer, Lamb Development Corp., for presenting illustrations that made a neighbouring 12-storey building look like the same height as a proposed 17-storey tower at Gloucester and Lyon streets. “This is a developer misleading the public with doctored scale models,” said Bordas-i-Cuscó, who viewed the plans at a public meeting on March 23. But a representative for Lamb said the error was an honest mistake and was not meant to mislead the community. “It was a rendering error,” said Natalie Hughes, a planner with FoTenn who represented the developer during a June 14 planning committee meeting. Charles Gane, the architect of the building, dubbed the Gotham, said the error was the result of miscalculating the height of the floors in the neighbouring building, which made it appear to be the equivalent of 16 storeys rather than 12. The city’s staff planner for the project, Erin O’Connell, also apologized the error. The city councillor for the ward, Diane Holmes, had a different concern. Gotham will jut up between two existing homes that are no more than four storeys in height, and
Holmes wanted to see the height of the new tower step down in the portions besides smaller homes to avoid overwhelming them. “It’s quite a shock to see 17 storeys in your backyard,” she said. Gotham would be located at south-west corner of Lyon and Gloucester streets (excluding the property at 222 Lyon St.) and be home to 240 people. In addition to the tower, the building would include a few townhouses that face onto Gloucester Street. The planning committee approved the project and city council will have the final vote to rezone the site from 37 to 54 metres and slightly reduce the number of parking spaces required.
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Community invited to view, comment on draft design plan on June 29
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Transit ‘smart cards’ to arrive by spring LAURA MUELLER email@example.com
By the spring of 2012, OC Transpo riders will be tapping a PRESTO card instead of showing a pass after the transit authority outlined a detailed schedule for when the longawaited “smart card” will come into effect. Six years after talk of the project began at city hall, riders will be able to buy their pass or top up their card online, in person or over the phone and swipe or tap it in front of a card reader as they board the bus (it will even work from inside a purse). Simplicity and convenience are key for both riders and the transit authority, said Alain Mercier, the head of OC Transpo at a city transit commission meeting on June 15. “It makes our lives a little easier,” Mercier said of OC Transpo’s operations, while at the same time making it easier for regular riders to pay their fare. But a day pass for tourists is still a couple years off, Mercier said, something Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess said would deter casual riders. Cash fares would still be accepted, and tickets would have to be slowly phased out because many social service programs hand them out to participants. By the end of April next year, the first PRESTO passes will go on sale and 30 per cent of buses will have card readers at each set of doors. It’s part of a roll-out of the program that will happen over the summer, with adult passes implemented first, followed a month later by seniors’ passes and then Ontario Disability Support Program pass holders. While only 60 per cent of buses will have card readers by July of next year (OC Transpo
expects all buses will have readers by August 2012), Mercier said riders can still take any bus – they could just show the card to the driver and it would be assumed the pass was paid for. Pre-loaded $25 PRESTO cards will be available at more than 300 vendors across the city as of next spring. For monthly pass holdes, the cards themselves will cost $6 to purchase initially, although Mercier said OC Transpo was looking at introducing some incentives when the program rolls out next spring. ‘SMART’ CARD? Some city councillors are very interested in letting people use the PRESTO card for much more than just riding the bus. The cards have the potential to be used for everything from borrowing library books to buying a coffee at Starbucks, ideas that were among those discussed at the transit commission meeting. Mercier said, hoewever, the reality is that those options are far off into the future. While the cards themselves have the technology to allow it, it would be up to each department or business to re-organize its priorities and re-jig its own technology to make it compatible. For instance, a card for parking at city lots and on-street spaces will be introduced later this year, but the “back-end” technology for the parking card doesn’t match up with the PRESTO card. “As technology evolves, those can be merged,” Mercier said. The city will also look into creating mobile PRESTO technology so that a rider’s pass could be read as an image on his/her cell phone.
A proposal approved by Ottawa’s transit commission last week would see OC Transpo purchase six new trains for the O-Train line, allowing for increased service. The plan, which will cost approximately $60 million, is necessary to reduce the disruptive effects of light rain construction on the Transitway system.
Commission approves O-Train expansion LAURA MUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
A proposal to expand O-Train service at a meeting of the city’s transit committee on June 15 turned into a debate over the merits of keeping the trains the city already owns. That idea was planted by David Jeanes, the president of advocacy group Transport Action Canada, who told commissioners to support the expansion – but rethink the need to sell the trains. The expansion is based on the purchase of six new diesel-powered trains in order to increase the level of service on the existing O-Train route between Bayview and Greenboro stations. The expansion, which the transit commission approved on June 15, also includes the construction of two passing tracks. City council will have the final vote on the expansion.
Along with purchasing new trains, the plan presented by city staff included selling the three trains that are currently in use at some point in the future, likely in 2013, for around $3 million. “Three trains we have are worth more to us in the future than the $3 million we may be able to get from them in the future,” Jeanes said. Some members of the transit commission were surprised to hear that VIA Rail is successfully restoring trains from the 1950s and ‘80s to be used for their heavy rail lines. Either way, the expansion is “desperately needed,” Jeanes said. The cost of keeping the existing trains in service would be around $5.8 million, Mercier said. The total cost of the project is $59 million, which would be financed through debt, and that number would go up by $5.8
City master plan to look at future of garbage, recycling ‘All options are on the table,’ McRae says LAURA MUELLER email@example.com
Following on the heels of a decision to change the way Ottawa residents’ garbage is collected, the city is embarking on a plan to outline how waste will be dealt with over the next 30 years. The city already has “master plans” for areas such as transportation, cycling and parks,
so it only makes sense to tackle garbage and recycling, according to environment committee chairwoman Maria McRae, who is councillor for River Ward. A study will take 18 months to complete and the city will have a municipal waste master plan in place by 2014, said Sally McIntyre, the city’s manager environmental programs. She gave the environment
committee a brief overview of the plan on June 16, but more detail will be coming in the fall. The process is kicking off this week as the city begins to meet with small, targeted groups to address unique concerns. Condo corporations, restaurants, institutional and industrial buildings and other types of groups will be included in those initial discussions, McIntyre said. A broader consultation will get underway in the fall, when the city will hash out the draft
goals of the plan. The city really wants to engage the public in these discussions, McIntyre said, and city staff will be coordinating with other departments to spread information at less-traditional venues, such as fun fairs. By spring, the study should yield some idea of the policies and programs the city will need to adopt in order to achieve those goals. A plan to implement those policies would be in place by the
million if the city decided to keep the trains, he added. Construction on the passing tracks would be completed by 2013, when much of the construction associated with the east-west light rail project gets underway. The O-Train expansion is geared at reducing the pressure on Hurdman Station as construction on the LRT gets underway. The improvements will cut bus traffic at Hurdman by six per cent. Right now, that station sees up to 200 buses at the same time during peak periods, putting it at or near its maximum capacity, Mercier said, adding there are four firms interested in bidding on the contract to provide the new trains. A report on the possible further expansion of the O-train line south to Leitrim Road will be coming to the transit commission in the fall.
fall of 2012, McIntyre said. All options are on the table, she told city councillors. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley wanted to know if the study could include a “serious discussion” about the option of incinerating garbage. Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri asked that the study look at his suggestion from a few years ago about including an automated waste system that would be built into the underground infrastructure of new communities in order to whisk garbage away without trucks. “On the record, everything is on the table,” McRae promised.
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As the summer days get hotter and the air grows still, Glebe residents are likely to start experiencing waves of dust from reconstruction work along Bank Street. Dust, detours, rerouted buses, construction vehicles frequently moving through the neighbourhood, parking, traffic and street and school safety were among the major issues of concern raised at the meeting held on June 13 at the Glebe Community Centre, hosted by Capital Coun. David Chernushenko. “We are putting up screens to keep the dust away from businesses as much as we can,” said Joe Mojsej, project manager for the Bank Street reconstruction. Additionally, crews will wet the street three times a week or more often, if needed. Chernushenko briefed those at the meeting about several developments, including the Ottawa Police efforts to provide traffic control at First Avenue Public School during peak hours.
Last three Lansdowne OMB appeals dismissed LAURA MUELLER email@example.com
The City of Ottawa is claiming victory in a recent decision to dismiss three remaining Ontario Municipal Board appeals related to the proposal to redevelop Lansdowne Park. Three Glebe-area residents, Catherine Caule, Frank Johnson and John Rive, held out after nine other appellants reached a settlement with the city, but were disappointed in the end. “The reaction was not very positive,” Rive said after the June 15 OMB decision. Johnson said he has a hard time believing OMB vice chair Norman Jackson’s statement that his decision was “carefully reasoned,” considering Johnson isn’t named in the final decision. It reads, in error, “the appeals of the appellants Caule, Church and Rive are dismissed.” There was no one named “Church” on the appeal. “I’m still waiting for my decision,” Johnson said with dry humour. The OMB hearing arose from 14 appeals to the rezoning of the site, with complaints ranging from the effect on houses along Holmwood Avenue to the pro-
The Ontario Municipal Board has dismissed the remaining three appeals relating to the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park. cess used to undertake the development. The three hold-out appeals mainly dealt with concerns over what they saw as the Lansdowne plan’s lack of conformity to planning regulations such as the city’s official plan and the provincial policy statement. “One of the fundamental things was the public engagement in the project,” something that is mandated by the provincial policy statement, Rive said. By dismissing his claim, along with the two others, that the pub-
lic wasn’t adequately involved in the redevelopment process, Rive said the OMB is “telling the community that if you think public engagement is important, you can go fly a kite.” Johnson echoed that, saying the decision “reinforces the futility of it all” for people who want to engage in municipal processes. Two of the initial opponents withdrew, while nine others were satisfied by the city’s agreement to alter or put limits on aspects of the development.
Those settlements, which were reached on April 13, included limiting the number of residential units to 280, capping the height of a tower at the corner of Bank Street and Holmwood, eliminating some condos along Holmwood and other concessions. Johnson said he, Rive and Caule felt that someone should carry on with the cause. “Those settlements didn’t change those fundamental facts,” Johnson said, referring to his argument that the redevelopment plan equates to the loss of public space without effective consultation. Rive said he and the other two remaining appellants whose argument was dismissed earlier this week spent about $50,000, including donations and their own contributions. Now that the OMB hearing is wrapped up, the next chapter in the Lansdowne saga will be the hearing for the Friends of Lansdowne legal case. The citizens’ group is taking the city and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to court, arguing the city made a bad deal when it agreed to the sole-sourced plan revitalized the park.
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Yet another good reason to head for the lake
ext week the fighting will start – the people who want to go off to the cottage for Canada Day against the people who want to stay in town and see Will and Kate. There are other subgroups, the people who want to stay in town to see the jazz festival and the people who want to stay in town for the fireworks, but that’s quite a different matter. You might think this upcoming battle is a battle of the sexes – the women wanting to see the royal couple and the men wanting to go fix the dock – but that’s old-fashioned stereotyped thinking. It’s more complicated than that. Back in April there were an awful lot of people, both male and female, who got up at five in the morning to watch the royal wedding on TV. Around that time, I remarked casually to a group of like-minded people that it was crazy and perhaps even un-Canadian of the CBC to send Peter Mansbridge over to London to cover the wedding just three days before a Canadian federal election. Turns out that many people were less like-minded than I thought. There was much leaping to the defence of the CBC and defending of the historical importance of the
CHARLES GORDON Funny Town royal wedding. This, of course, doesn’t mean I was wrong. Anyway, the whole argument will now start up again. Some people will say that the way to go about being a good Canadian on Canada Day is to go to a lake and do something with a canoe or a tree. In doing so we are honouring our ancestors and our heritage. Others will argue that the Crown is part of what makes Canada special and that we should salute it in person whenever the opportunity arises. Not all of these people are old codgers. Now, it’s true that the motorcade isn’t going to stop for them, nor will they be able to get close enough to salute, but it’s the thought that counts.
It should also be noted that there is a rapidly growing number of Canadians whose heritage includes neither lakes and canoes nor royal couples from England. If you’re in that group, you might be very confused by it all, and should maybe just hang out at the jazz festival, where neither God Save the Queen nor O Canada is likely to be played. Mind you, you might hear the CF-18s and the 21 guns. One of the reasons the monarchy has survived so long in this country is that people tend to be rather good-natured about it. It helps that most of our royal visitors in recent times have been rather pleasant and it is difficult even for a committed republican to direct the necessary amount of outrage against them. Will and Kate, too, seem quite nice. If you want to work up a case against a royal visit it is necessary to search for some other reason. The only one that springs to mind is that having a princess in our midst might encourage more of our Canadian little girls to want to be princesses. Feminists and other sensible people have been worrying about the princess phenomenon for some time now – par-
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n the context of full-day kindergarten, there’s been a lot of discussion lately about the marshmallow test for four-year-olds. The study on self-control in pre-schoolers was first conducted at Stanford University nearly 40 years ago. In the test, children have a marshmallow placed on a table in front of them. If they can resist the marshmallow for 15 minutes, they’re promised a second marshmallow as a reward for delayed gratification. Subsequent tests have shown that preschool kids who exercise the self-control to wait – generally about one-third – exhibit higher test scores in secondary school, lower rates of obesity, and are less likely to get hooked on drugs as teenagers. “That’s one powerful marshmallow,” I thought as I read the Wikipedia entry. As always, I decided to use my own two children as lab rats. But I thought I’d up the ante. As they were eating their oatmeal and apples one morning, I placed a single
marshmallow on a saucer in front of each of them. “You can eat the marshmallow after you’re finished your breakfast,” I said. “But...” “Seriously, mom?” They gave me a quizzical look, thinking it was some kind of trick. “Yes, you can have it when you’re done your breakfast,” I continued. “Or, if you’d rather, you can wait until after school and I will give you two marshmallows each.” My five-year-old looked suspiciously across the table at his six-year-old brother. “What are you going to do, Ollie? Are you going to eat yours after breakfast?” “No,” replied the elder. “I’m going to wait until after school so I can have two.” (“So responsible,” I thought. “It was to be expected of him, really.”) “Well,” said the younger. “I’m going to eat mine after breakfast. I don’t think I should have two marshmallows. Sugar is really bad for me and maybe it’s better that I only have one marshmallow today.” (“So persuasive,” I thought. “This one could sell bacon to a pig farmer.”) “Hmm,” replied the elder. “Okay, well maybe I’ll have mine after breakfast too.” (“Oh my God,” I thought. “Is he that susceptible to peer pressure?” My mind flashed forward 10 years and I pictured Ollie with a pony tail stoned out on
marijuana behind the school bleachers, unable to resist the taunts of some black-shirted misfit. The misfit in the image, as it turned out, was his younger brother.) “Don’t forget,” I reminded them hastily. “If you wait until after school, you can have two marshmallows each. But if you eat it now, there won’t be any marshmallows later.” They both gave me a sideways glance. I looked away and flipped to a different section of The Globe and Mail, feigning disinterest, yet peeking at them frequently to see how far they’d made it through their bowls of breakfast. And then something happened to shock and please me. The boys finished their breakfast, gulped down their milk, went to brush their teeth, and never returned to the table. The marshmallows looked up at me with puffy loneliness. “They resisted me,” they seemed to be saying. My smile broadened. As the kids got their coats on at the front door, I reminded them about the marshmallows. “Oh yeah,” said the younger. “Well, I decided I’d rather have two after school. Besides, I already brushed my teeth.” (“He can justify anything,” I thought with mixed emotions). But as they ran off down the garden path toward the school bus, I couldn’t help feeling that, powerful though marshmallows may be, perhaps mom’s nurturing can still reign supreme.
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Two Glebe Collegiate Institute students have been selected from among more than 1,000 applicants across Canada to attend the award-winning Shad Valley program in July 2011. Alec Fraser and Emily Wong will participate in the month-long program that takes place at 10 universities across Canada. Staying in residence, students attend lectures, workshops and team-building activities that focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology. A key part of the program is a national competition in which student teams prepare business plans, complete patent searches and design prototypes for a mock start-up venture. “I felt pretty good learning that I was among the few that got selected for this program,” said Fraser, who will be spending a month at Lake University in Thunder Bay, Ont. Students are selected for Shad Valley from Grade 10, 11 and 12 and must have high academic achievement, volunteer experience, strong leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mind. “I had a bunch of not just relatively good marks, but lots of extra curricular things which I hope helped me out,” he said.
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Alec Fraser, left, and Emily Wong will be participating in the month-long program Shad Valley program next month. The Grade 11 student, who lives in Old Ottawa South, hopes the program will be a good trial that will help him decide what he’d like to pursue in the future. The 16-year-old, who plays on the school basketball team and in a rock band, thinks the program is an opportunity of meeting
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Participants in this program have to have top marks and a strong community focus, and coming from all socioeconomic backgrounds. While she may be excited about the opportunity, Grade 11 student Emily Wong is looking forward to her month-long stay at McMaster University in Hamilton. “I am not quite sure what to expect, I will take it as it comes,” said Wong. “I am just happy I got this opportunity to go.” Through lectures, workshops and teambuilding activities run by university faculty and industry leaders, students are exposed to advanced topics that don’t regularly feature in the high school curricular. Students get the chance to challenge themselves, stretch their imaginations, and dream about their futures. “Shad Valley is playing its part by planting the seeds of innovation and entrepreneurship early in high school students,” Barry Bisson, president of Shad Valley said in a statement. The program gives students an academic head start for university and the confidence needed to become future leaders. While the program mainly targets Canadian students, it is also open to international students. “If the International student was interested in the program they can apply as well,” said Lysianne Buie, spokeswoman, Shad Valley program.
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Three area high school students were honoured for their academic or athletic proficiency combined and commitment to volunteering on June 16 by the Canterbury Community Association. The students were rewarded for their efforts with scholarships valued at $1,000 to be put towards their postsecondary endeavours. Elizabeth Blight, who plans to study languages and sciences at the Queens University this fall received the academic award, while Kali MacAdam, who will be attending St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to study human kinetics, received the athletic award. The third honouree, Emily Rhodes, received the Mark and Shanti Inman Community Service Scholarship, awarded in recognition of Mark and Shanti’s long and tireless service to the community and to the association. She will be attending Bishop’s University in Quebec to pursue a degree in biology with a concentration in health sciences. “It is very important and wonderful to recognize their accomplishments and all the successes they have achieved as young community builders,” said Jean Cloutier, president, Canterbury Community Association. He said the scholarships were introduced to help encourage young people to continue their post secondary education
and serving the community. As a student at St. Patrick’s High School, MacAdam was involved in several leadership activities such as the athletic council, responsible for organizing athletic events throughout the school as well as coordinating other events for the wider community. “I am so glad to be recognized,” she said. In her essay she submitted to the scholarship committee, Rhodes described a community as wherever people feel safe. “Our community is a place where people from different backgrounds shape the type of people we grow up to become. I believe that if a place has influenced our lives it’s not only our duty but our pleasure to give back to that community,” Rhodes wrote in her essay. “Whether you act as a child’s role model, raise money for those in need or even just socialize with other members of the community, it is all beneficial.” While at Hillcrest High School, Rhodes did a lot of canvassing for the Canadian Cancer society. She also served on the student’s senate where she helped maintain a good relationship between administration and the students. Blight, meanwhile, has served as a student trustee for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board since 2010, where she was helped provide a link between students and the board. “It is a huge honour to be recognized by the community,” Blight said.
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This house at 20 Clemow Ave. was the home of noted Ottawa architect Werner Noffke, who designed nine other houses in the proposed Clemow Estate East heritage conservation district. The home’s pending sale has lent a new sense of urgency to the push to create the district and protect its homes. Price that the area’s heritage attributes should be protected, “to date we don’t have a consensus on the plan,” said Joan Bard Miller, the Glebe Community Association’s heritage representative. Some believe the boundary is too small, while others say it is too broad, and many feel their rights as homeowners would be
infringed upon by the rules of the district, Bard Miller said. This issue is coming to the forefront now because there is “some urgency” to protect the area, as the Noffke house itself is now for sale. After a few years on the shelf, the push for a heritage conservation district was recharged in 2010. At that time, sur-
The push to create the Clemow Estate East heritage conservation district began as a reaction to the construction of this home at 89 Glebe Ave. Neighbours perceived it as “insensitive infill,” according to a city planner, and took steps to protect the area’s heritage attributes. veys were sent to all property owners in the proposed district. Of the 24 responses the city received, 13 were opposed to the district and 11 were in favour. Collins said city staff is recommending the district designation because the low response rate may not be indicative of all property owners’ wishes, and because the area merits the distinction. The issue will be discussed at a planning committee meeting on June 28 and would subsequently need council’s approval.
From CLEMOW on page 1 Homes adjacent to Noffke-designed houses are included in the proposed district as a “buffer zone,” as are any homes that front onto Central Park, part of the original Clemow Estate. But that is inequitable because on some blocks (such as Clemow Avenue), half the homes are in the district, while half are not, including homes right next to each other, said some residents, including Price. “It would be naïve to think this will not meet resistance at planning committee,” Price said. Price argued that limiting the district to fewer homes would ensure the proposal encounters less opposition when it goes to the city’s planning committee and council for approval. That is important to Price, because as a member of Heritage Ottawa, he sees the district as a launching point for a series of similar small heritage conservation districts in the Glebe area. “We’re looking to build on this as a success and move it forward,” Price said. Clemow Estate East was the first Glebearea heritage conservation district Heritage Ottawa pushed for because it is “so dramatic and obvious” that it should be protected, Price said. That protection includes restrictions on the changes property owners can make to their homes, including what types of additions and the style of any new homes. While many of the residents agree with
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For the Ottawa soccer community, when it rains it pours. Following news from earlier this year that the capital would be part of Canada’s successful bid to host the 2015 Women’s World Cup and the return of professional soccer to the city in the form of Capital City FC in the spring, things just got even better for fans of the beautiful game. On Monday, June 20 in the bowels of the yet-to-be-renovated Lansdowne Park, the North American Soccer League, the second tier of the continent’s soccer pyramid, announced it had awarded an expansion franchise to the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. “The NASL is proud to include Ottawa, capital city of Canada, in our league,” said league commissioner David Downs. “The metro area has a growing population of well over a million (people), and is tremendously diverse and multicultural. Some of the most successful and well supported soccer teams in North America operate in Canadian cities and we think Ottawa will prove no exception.” The team will join the eight-team NASL in 2013. Ottawa will play against teams from Edmonton, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, San Antonio, North Carolina and Minnesota. Ottawa Fury Soccer Club CEO John
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Ottawa Fury CEO John Pugh, left, Mayor Jim Watson and North American Soccer League commissioner David Downs unveil the city’s latest professional soccer team on June 20. Pugh, who led OSEG’s efforts to acquire an NASL franchise, said Ottawa soccer fans have “a team we can finally call our own. “Professional soccer: the world’s game, the beautiful game has arrived in Ottawa,” he said. “A city and a fanbase which has been waiting since 2007, when for a few short weeks the FIFA U20 men’s World Cup finals filled Frank Clair Stadium to the rafters.” Pugh said the NASL club would seek to
bring the carnival-like atmosphere, encouraging supporter clubs akin to Vancouver’s Southsiders or Toronto’s Red Patch Boys, that was among the memorable features of the 2007 FIFA event. In addition to competing in the NASL, the Ottawa club will vie with the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, FC Edmonton and the Vancouver Whitecaps for the Voyageurs Cup, awarded to the winner of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. As for what happens with the existing
Fury teams, such as the men’s Premier Development League and women’s WLeague squads, Pugh said the club would “look at what makes sense going forward,” but pointed out the Major League Soccer’s Whitecaps continue to operate both PDL and W-League teams. He added that a competition would be announced in the near future to determine a moniker and logo for the new Ottawa club. Only hours after returning from a trip to Beijing, Mayor Jim Watson said the announcement was not only good news for sports fans, but was the latest boost to the city’s revitalization efforts for the area. “The redevelopment of Lansdowne Park will allow us to pursue a number of city building initiatives that we otherwise could not,” Watson said. “The refurbished Frank Clair Stadium will accommodate CFL football, professional soccer and concerts. And together with the arena and the Ottawa 67’s, Lansdowne Park will once again become a magnet for sports in this community.” The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, which includes Ottawa 67’s owner Jeff Hunt, Minto Group CEO Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, president of the Trinity Development Group and Shenkman Group chairman William Shenkman and Pugh, secured a Canadian Football League expansion team back in 2008. That team is set to begin play in 2013. The renovated Frank Clair Stadium will be a soccer-friendly stadium, capable of holding up to 24,000 fans and will be expandable to accommodate as many as 45,000 people for special events such as the Grey Cup or concerts.
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The 9th annual MSMF India Food Fest, a multicultural event, is orgainized on June 25th at Andrew Haydon Park. The proceeds of the event go to MSMF, founded by Dr. Chandra Sankurathri. Dr. Sankurathri will be getting international recognition for the work carried out by the Foundation in India. MSMF in Canada and Sankurathri Foundation (SF) in India were established in 1989 by Dr. Chandra Sankurathri in memory of his wife Manjari, and children, Srikiran and Sarada, who were killed in the Air India plane crash in 1985.
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